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Sunday, 21 July 2013

52 cards challenge - week 29

The prompt for week 29 is for a Nordic theme.  I chose to follow Nat's suggestion of a traditional Scandinavian colour scheme of red, white and kraft.

The basic card is the same for both Christmas and anniversary cards - I used a new-to-me card blank style from Craft Creations, a landscape A6 with the fold on the short side rather than the long.  Both then had a white mat and a 'kraft' (actually some stone linen effect card) mat on top.

The anniversary card I kept as a landscape shape, die-cut a flourish and punched a butterfly in the white.  The butterfly actually was punched three times - the base one was cut to fit against the flourish to make an even surface for the second, which formed the 'base' of the 3D butterfly, then the third one was attached down the centre only with red tape so the wings remained free.  A few crystals for the 'body' to finish off, and a peel-off sentiment - an anniversary to make a change from birthday!

The Christmas card I turned to make a tall tent card.  I die-cut the tree in white ..... it's very fiddly to stick down ..... then added crystals and a white peel-off sentiment.

Rather pleased with these - especially the butterfly & flourish combination, will have to do that again :-)
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  1. Two really gorgeous cards - such a lovely colour combo

  2. Oh they are gorgeous cards, so very elegant!